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Supervisors push road manager hire to July

Posted earlier today in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County supervisors are expected to hire a new road manager next month after interviewing a shortlist of finalists Monday.


Sturgis man arrested for attacking females

Posted earlier today in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Two area women are safe after a Sturgis man allegedly attacked them with a knife Monday.


July hearing set for Spruill's request to dismiss Moore's election challenge

Posted 6/24/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Former 1st District Circuit Judge Barry W. Ford will hear Mayor-elect Lynn Spruill's motion to dismiss Johnny Moore's mayoral election challenge 10 a.m. July 11 at the Oktibbeha County Circuit Court Annex.


Phelps retiring from OCEMA, constable positions

Posted 6/23/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County Emergency Management Agency Director and District 1 Constable Shank Phelps is retiring from his two positions effective July 1.


Wiseman sees future park space for Rolling Hills

Posted 6/22/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman says he's optimistic the incoming mayor and board of aldermen will continue his efforts to obtain a small portion of Ward 6 land and convert the space into a public park for the Rolling Hills subdivision.


Starkville settles fuel dispute with former airport operator

Posted 6/21/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A dispute over a reimbursement claim for lost airplane fuel appears to be settled after Starkville aldermen voted to pay Kenneth Aasand $2,081.56 contingent on the former George M. Bryan Airport fixed-based operator signing a settlement agreement.


County pushes city to relax Cornerstone regulations

Posted 6/20/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Outgoing Ward 2 Alderman Lisa Wynn is expected to lead a discussion Tuesday on Starkville's development regulations after the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors penned a letter asking the city to relax landscaping and sidewalk requirements in Cornerstone Park.


Bash organizers see future in downtown location

Posted 6/15/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Both Bulldog Bash organizers and downtown merchants are hopeful this year's location -- the intersection of Main and Jackson streets -- allows the Mississippi State University Student Association-sponsored event to grow larger and become a spotlight for the area.


Ford appointed to mayoral challenge

Posted 6/15/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Former 1st District Circuit Judge Barry W. Ford will oversee Starkville attorney Johnny Moore's legal challenge of May's mayoral runoff election.


Democratic Party affirms Spruill's mayoral victory

Posted 6/14/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Oktibbeha County Democratic Party's municipal election committee unanimously affirmed Mayor-elect Lynn Spruill's May 16 runoff victory Tuesday after opponent Johnny Moore's attorney argued the party no longer has jurisdiction over the Moore-requested challenge since the campaign filed a new petition in circuit court.


Moore seeks judicial review of mayoral runoff

Posted 6/13/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville attorney Johnny Moore asked a judge to mediate his contest of the May 16 Democratic primary runoff one day before his counsel was set to argue election issues before Oktibbeha County Democratic Party executives.


Strain: MBI investigation will be done 'by the book'

Posted 6/12/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation's probe of a June 3 officer-involved shooting in Starkville has not yet yielded charges against an injured Starkville man.


Former MSU communication professor Flick dies at 73

Hank Flick, a former Mississippi State University Department of Communication professor known for his exuberant teaching style and his work as a public address announcer for Bulldog athletics, has died.


Moore challenge hearing set for Tuesday

The Oktibbeha County Democratic Party will hear Johnny Moore's appeal of May's mayoral runoff 10 a.m. Tuesday at the City Hall courtroom, party executive Patti Drapala confirmed.


Court denies Lofton's appeal for post-conviction relief

The Mississippi Court of Appeals ruled an Oktibbeha County man given life in prison for a 1990s rape was properly sentenced and dismissed his request for post-conviction relief Tuesday.


OCEDA exercises option for industrial park substation

The Oktibbeha County Economic Development Authority exercised a purchase option Tuesday and acquired a 5-acre parcel that will serve as the location for a substation that will power a proposed Starkville industrial park off Highway 389.


Sistrunk ousts Wynn as other Starkville incumbents retain seats

Former Ward 2 Alderman Sandra Sistrunk will return to her seat in July after she defeated incumbent Lisa Wynn by 16 votes Tuesday.


Supes place OCH vote on November 7 ballot

Oktibbeha County voters will decide the fate of a potential OCH Regional Medical Center transaction in November.


Starkville man implicated in armed robbery, burglary

A Starkville man faces multiple felonies after he was implicated in separate auto burglary and armed robbery incidents.


Moore challenging mayoral election with Democratic Party

Starkville mayoral candidate Johnny Moore is contesting his six-vote loss to Mayor-elect Lynn Spruill and asks the Oktibbeha County Democratic Party to count "improperly excluded ballots" or hold a special election if the comingling of "legally and illegally cast ballots" prevents the determination of the true winner of May 16's primary.



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